18 July 2013

Not a Swallow

We've tried and failed at our first Swallow roosts this last week (at Gunwalloe), catching just a handful of birds. This did include a few Sand Martins and a Swallow we ringed at roost in July 2011 though, but the highlight for some was this rather smart (and very juvenile) Stonechat.

Our latest CES visit at the site was a bit more successful, with the 51 birds caught comparing well to 31 from the same visit last year. Lots of young Reed Warblers out now and also a few Sedge Warblers passing through, including a 'Fat 4' bird. Hopefully bodes well for the rest of the season...

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